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Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

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Topic One-hundred-ten:  Lincoln and Kennedy Deaths Comparisons

Some Old "Look at What Happened" Interesting Presidential Facts
Provided by B.F. McClerren, Portrayer of Abraham Lincoln
 Look what happens when a President gets elected in a year with a "0" at the end.   Also notice it goes in increments of 20 years.

  > > > 1840: William Henry Harrison (died in office)
  > > > 1860: Abraham Lincoln (assassinated)
  > > > 1880: James A. Garfield (assassinated)
  > > > 1900: William McKinley (assassinated)
  > > > 1920: Warren G. Harding (died in office)
  > > > 1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt (dies in office)
  > > > 1960: John F. Kennedy (assassinated)
  > > > 1980: Ronald Reagan (survived assassination attempt)
  > > > 2000: George W. Bush ????????????
  > > > And to think that we had two guys fighting it out in the courts to be the one elected in 2000.

  You might also be interested  in this:

  > > > Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
  > > > John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
  > > > Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
  > > > John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
  > > > Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
  > > > Both wives lost their children while living in the
  > > > White House.
  > > > Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
  > > > Both Presidents were shot in the head.
  > > > Now it gets really weird.
  > > > Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
  > > > Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
  > > > Both were assassinated by Southerners.

  > > > Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
   > > > Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
   > > > Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
   > > > John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

   > > > Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
 
  > > > Both assassins were known by their three names.
 
  > > > Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
 
  > > > Now hang on to your seat.
 
  > > > Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
 
  > > > Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford'.
 
  > > > Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

 

> > > And here's the kicker.......

  > > > A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
 
  > > > A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
  > > >
 
Strange, huh?  Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading.

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